One of the only issues I ever have with my bangs aesthetically is that they can be hard to incorporate into pre-1950s hairstyles. They are U-shaped, a milder version of the classic Bettie Page style; they look best curled and seem to scream "1950s!".

However, I need not despair when I'm in more of a 1930s or 1940s mood; I just need to look at some portraits of my girl Claudette for some golden era hair inspiration:


Claudette Colbert

1934 07

Some of my other favorite screen queens sporting fabulous fringes:




Whose hair do you idolize?


  1. I totally love Bette Davis' hair in that picture, I can't wait till my hair gets a bit longer and I can copy that style!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

  2. I always love vintage hair styles... but the star whose hair I love the most is Louise Brooks, she looks so fierce.

  3. I love bangs! The only reason I would ever grow my hair out again is to have Bettie Page bangs, lol.

  4. I love this! I hear a lot of folks say that people didn't wear bangs in the 30s. Here's great proof that they did :D

  5. any of the girls hair from Boardwalk Empire. I've been meaning to do some research on how Jimmy's wife styles hers. It looks beyond choice and lush.

  6. I adore Bettie Page's hair but I have had a blunt fringe for too many years, so my inspiration now is Lauren Bacall!

  7. Carys-- that picture is the one thing that may convince me to shop my hair. She looks so pretty!

    Laura-- ahh, who doesn't love Louise Brooks hair? Perfection! If I only had the face shape to pull it off. I must say, your bob looks fabulous on you!

    Q-- you would look so adorable with bangs, though I love your crop and hope you don't grow it out too soon!

    Lauren-- thanks! I thought the same thing for a long time, but really, once you look for them, bangs seem to be everywhere in the 30s, haha.

    Jessicat-- YES, her hair is so so gorgeous. Also a great look at long hair in the 20s, where bobs can often seem ubiquitous.

    Hannah-- Lauren Bacall's beautiful silky locks are to die for! I remain loyal to the Bettie fringe, though (for now, anyway...).

  8. HI absolutely love Claudette Colbert! It Happened One Night is one of my all time favorite movies!!


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